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The care-free election days when there's no opponent to run against have drawn to a close for San Diego's District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.

Now running for her fourth term, Dumanis has already witnessed one challenger enter the race to replace her, now she has another.

Joining Robert Brewer on the list of potential candidates is Deputy District Attorney Terri Wyatt.

On September 23, Wyatt filed papers with the County Clerk announcing the run to replace her boss. Wyatt has been a long-time prosecutor at the District Attorney's Office and is also, according to a Google search, is the current President of the San Diegans Against Crime, a group which seeks "to further serve and protect the public by outreach, education, and political activity geared toward electing public officials who understand that public safety is a top priority of government at all levels."

Dumanis has her work cut out for her this time around. Last week, The San Diego Police Officers Association as well as several other law enforcement unions endorsed Brewer, citing Dumanis' political activities such as her run for Mayor and endorsements of other GOP-leaning candidates.

In an open letter to voters, Brewer vowed to stay out of local politics if elected:

"I will not run for any other office. I would never use such an important public safety position as a stepping stone to further personal political ambitions."

"I will not endorse political candidates for office. The District Attorney should stay out of local politics, except to investigate, if necessary."

As of now, little information is known about Wyatt. She has yet to start a campaign website and there is no phone number listed on the forms.

The article will be updated with her platform and candidate statement when that is posted.

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Visduh Sept. 26, 2013 @ 9:19 a.m.

Verrry interesting! We must assume that she will take a leave of absence from her job in the DA's office. Actually, we can assume that she's burning her bridge to the DA's office unless she wins the election. But there is a possibility, and that is that Bahnee will drop out of the race soon--unlikely, but nothing is impossible--and that she will be the anointed successor. Her statements are refreshing, in that California history is replete with examples of those who use the DA chair as a stepping stone to state offices such as attorney general, Congress, and other local offices.


dwbat Sept. 26, 2013 @ 9:27 a.m.

For sure. Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren was once DA of Alameda County.


Jeff_O Sept. 26, 2013 @ 10:55 a.m.

Bonnie for CA-AG? Fascinating. Either way, I'm for Brewer!


jrocke007 Oct. 1, 2013 @ 1:16 a.m.

To know Terri Wyatt is to realize that you have the one candidate who is "right for the job." Terri has been a DA in the San Diego Office for over 25 years; serving in many units of the Office, with distinction and leadership.

Change is needed. The present management has led to a decrease in morale and enthusiasm. Terri--admired by her peers inside and outside the Office, would be the answer to this festering problem.

No candidate is as fervent about fighting local crime. No candidate is as qualified to lead the office into the 21st century as is Terri Wyatt.She is not a politician in the traditional sense, she is a remarkable person, most qualified to be DA of San Diego.

The DA's Office requires a strong, knowledgeable leader; one who is liked, and respected. Let that be the starting point for why Terri Wyatt is a runaway for DA.


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